Tag: sexual violence

United Nations accuses Syria Children being used as human shields

United Nations accuses Syria Children being used as human shields

June 12, AP – UN leader Ban Ki-moon said in the report the 26-month-old war in Syria is taking an “unacceptable and unbearable” toll on children with thousands among the death toll. Children are being used as sniper targets and human shields in the Syria war, the United Nations said, in a report that added […]

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Brazil: A new online tool tackles violence against women and girls

Brazil: A new online tool tackles violence against women and girls

June 10, AP – In Brazil, sexual violence is a problem. Although reported cases reflect only a fraction of actual occurrences, data from the Rio de Janeiro State Secretariat for Public Security in 2012 show that compared to 2011, there was a sharp 23.8 per cent increase in cases of estupro (crimes which include rape […]

June 10, 2013 | By More
American tourist brutally gang-raped in Indian town of Manali

American tourist brutally gang-raped in Indian town of Manali

June 5, KOLKATA, India (AP) — On Wednesday, another police official in Manali, Neel Chand, said three men were detained on the basis of the description the American woman provided but were later released after the victim said they were not her attackers. On Tuesday, police reported that an American tourist was gang-raped in the […]

June 5, 2013 | By More
Steps towards preventing sexual violence in New Delhi, Better lighting, wider pavements

Steps towards preventing sexual violence in New Delhi, Better lighting, wider pavements

May 7, – Organized as part of the Safe Cities programme, the discussion was part of a safety audit with the women along a route they use frequently in Molarband. Seven such safety audits were conducted by UN Women’s partner Jagori in five municipal areas of Delhi in late 2012, as part of the “Safer […]

May 7, 2013 | By More